House debates

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Questions without Notice


3:10 pm

Photo of Wilson TuckeyWilson Tuckey (O'Connor, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

Mr Speaker, I rise on a point of order. It is a very important point of order. My office has now provided me with the precedent to which I drew your attention. It is to be found in the Hansard of the House of Representatives, 27 August 1981. The Speaker said:


In other words, the Speaker intervened. He said:

The Minister will answer the question and not engage in irrelevancies, such as contrasting the Government and the Labor Party.

In Hansard on 9 September 1981 a member of the House by the name of Charles—


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